Though tackling a rat infestation is the first step to ensuring your attic remains clean and rat droppings free, it is essential to undergo a custom-made attic cleanup service in order to deter contamination and rodent presence in the long term. If you’ve just gottten rid of rodents in your attic and need to remove rat droppings, then Attic Decontamination Millbrae may be able to help with our rodent infestation cleanup services.
The Health Risks of a Rodent Infestation Cleanup
Rodents inevitably bring contamination and rat droppings with them into your attic, so it is essential that any rodent fur, blood, urine, oils, and feces are removed entirely. You risk contracting diseases such as Hantavirus if you try to remove rat droppings yourself without the proper knowledge and equipment; you should always use a professional attic cleanup service to remove rat droppings from your attic space.
Our High-Quality Attic Cleaning Services
Attic Decontamination Millbrae uses professional attic cleaning equipment that is designed to prevent contamination and remove rat droppings from your home. We can also perform attic cleaning services that effectively remove mold, fungi, mildew, viruses, and general contamination in your attic space. Our attic cleanup services effectively remove rat droppings and ensure the cleanliness of your attic space in the future.
Safety Is Our Top Priority
We always perform thorough assessments and tests in order to determine the safest and most efficient way of performing your attic cleanup. Our high-powered vacuums and industrial-strength trash bags are designed to ensure that your attic contamination doesn’t spread and that all smells and rat infestation problems are dealt with effectively and safely.
The Attic Decontamination Millbrae team will all wear the appropriate PPE when we perform our rodent infestation cleanup services in your attic space. We also use a HEPA-filtered vacuum that safely gathers contaminants, thereby greatly reducing the risk of any air pollution in your attic space.
After cleaning your attic and replacing existing insulation (if necessary), we will then fog your entire attic space with an Atomist Electric Fogger. This tool contains antiviral and antibacterial agents that will remove any unpleasant odors and airborne contamination caused by the rat infestation.
Interested in our attic cleanup services? Get in touch with Attic Decontamination Millbrae today!
Anytime you go into the attic, you’ll probably see dust. If you haven’t dusted in a long time, the dust will be really thick. As part of your attic cleanup and decontamination, you want to dust regularly. For really thick dust, it’s probably best to use a vacuum to clean it. You can also use an electrostatically charged duster. Make sure you have bags to collect the dust and take it outside. You also want to wear a dust mask and gloves while cleaning. Attic decontamination services like ACT Home Energy Specialists can also be called to ensure your attic is cleaned thoroughly.
How much does attic decontamination cost?
Attic cleaning and decontamination costs will vary. On average, however, you can expect to spend anywhere between $110 and $160. Additional services like rodent removal and rodent proofing will incur additional costs. Rodent removal can cost anywhere between $95 and $235, while rodent proofing will cost anywhere between $125 to $200. Decontaminating your attic after having rodents or pests removed will cost on average about $1.50 per square foot. A full decontamination will cost anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000.
When you have to clean your attic because of pests, to manage the cost, you may wonder, “Does homeowners insurance cover attic restoration?” The answer is, “Sometimes.” If you have problems with bats, racoons and or some birds, homeowners insurance may cover the decontamination service. But common pests like squirrels mice or rats may not be covered, unless they have gotten into the attic because of damage caused by a storm or other covered peril. Even with animals that are covered, the payout may be minimal. Check with your insurance company to find out exactly what’s covered in your policy.
Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.
Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:
Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.